Moral Courage: Aung San Suu Kyi

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Aung San Suu Kyi Moral Courage doesn’t always have to be shown in big heroic ways. It means having the courage to stand up for what you know is right or what you believe in. Everyone is capable of showing this. People with strong beliefs, an unwavering conscious, and instinct for knowing right from wrong, are most likely to show moral courage, such as Aung San Suu Kyi did. Burma was on the brink of disaster when ruled by a violent military dictatorship in 1962. Aung San Suu Kyi became the loudest voice speaking for democracy. Upon returning to Burma to take care of her mother she discovered the widespread slaughter of innocent students holding protest rallies. They were protesting against the brutal rule of U Ne Win and the Burma Socialist…show more content…
Many wanted and even attempted to regain their freedom, just as Aung San Suu Kyi did in Burma. Hitler persecuted Jews, homosexuals, and Gypsies. He thought Jews were an inferior race and a threat to racial purity and community. He started killing Jews and putting them in concentration camps to stop the threat. They started taking away the Jews rights, starting with stripping Jewish lawyers and doctors of their clients, dissolving businesses, and confiscating property. September 1939 the German army took over Western Poland. The German police officers forces tens of thousands of Jews out of their homes and forced them to live in ghettos since their properties were taken away from them. Overpopulation, unemployment, hunger, and poverty made the ghettos very unhealthy and a very likely place to catch diseases. Just like Aung San Suu Kyi, lots of people witnessed, civilians under a brutal ruler with no rights. However, the ruling military in Burma didn 't go to such extremes as Hitler, but they did the same sort of things. The military in Burma just as hitler, put people in dire living conditions and had no regard for their well being. The Burmese military even went as far as killing people. Aung San Suu kyi saw what the military was doing to Burma and she stepped in, like some tried to do during the holocaust. Like Hitler, the Burmese military took out the people that disagreed with them and they saw as a…show more content…
There is a huge number of people who have shown acts of moral courage, but it 's very rare to see someone showing it in our daily lives. Lots of people show courage, but moral courage is standing up for what you know to be right which isn 't always easy. Moral courage can be something huge, or not that big at all. In Aung San Suu Kyi’s case, it was very difficult and dangerous. In some instances it could be as small as standing up for a person getting picked on or bullied or maybe even stopping a fight. People often times doubt themselves before showing moral courage because they worry too much about the consequences even though they know it 's the right thing. Aung San showed a huge amount of moral courage. She knew there would be consequences, and even though she didn 't know what they would be, she did it despite the outcome. You don 't see a lot of this nowadays, so it’s really splendid to
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